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Indoor Camping in Fortified Heritage Buildings: A New Way of Sustainable Tourism Valorization

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Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Tourism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, 52100 Pula, Croatia
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Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics and Tourism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, 52100 Pula, Croatia
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Academic Editor: Mariateresa Lettieri
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1215; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13031215
Received: 14 December 2020 / Revised: 12 January 2021 / Accepted: 15 January 2021 / Published: 25 January 2021
Indoor camping is an innovative, sustainable model of accommodation, the least intrusive one in solid facilities. Its temporary tourism function demands almost no additional construction work, meaning no permanent modification of space is needed for tourism purposes. Fortifications and defence buildings are recognised as valuable cultural attractions and present an anthropogenic resource with potential for touristic valorisation, both as sightseeing facilities as well as accommodation facilities. This paper explores the connection between the requirements of heritage protection of fortifications and the requirements of the application of indoor camping in these fortifications. The purpose of this paper is to help conserve fortifications by providing funding for their maintenance with the application of this innovative accommodation model respecting the principles of sustainability and health and safety standards in post-Covid tourism. The goal is to provide a general framework that could reconcile tourism businesses on one side and conservators on the other. The main scientific contribution is summarised in the framework of adequate implementation of indoor camping in fortified buildings according to conservators’ requirements. The interview technique was used to assess this. The authors found that indoor camping can be a suitable accommodation model in fortified buildings. The key limitation of the model is based on the fact that an individual approach is necessary for every heritage building, as well as fortification, since they are unique. Therefore, each application of an indoor camping model should receive a proper conservators’ permit before the entrepreneurship venture. Furthermore, the opinions of key stakeholders were also investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovative accommodation; fortifications; heritage; tourism valorisation; indoor camping; entrepreneurship in tourism; business model innovative accommodation; fortifications; heritage; tourism valorisation; indoor camping; entrepreneurship in tourism; business model
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Kontošić Pamić, R.; Slivar, I.; Floričić, T. Indoor Camping in Fortified Heritage Buildings: A New Way of Sustainable Tourism Valorization. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1215. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13031215

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Kontošić Pamić R, Slivar I, Floričić T. Indoor Camping in Fortified Heritage Buildings: A New Way of Sustainable Tourism Valorization. Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1215. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13031215

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Kontošić Pamić, Roberta; Slivar, Iva; Floričić, Tamara. 2021. "Indoor Camping in Fortified Heritage Buildings: A New Way of Sustainable Tourism Valorization" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1215. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13031215

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